New York Rangers Travel to Detroit to Face the Red Wings
The New York Rangers will head to the Little Caesars Arena on Wednesday evening to take on the Detroit Red Wings in an Eastern Conference matchup.
This will be the second of three games against one another as Detroit won the first game on the road 3-2 in a shootout on February 17th. They also will play on April 16th for the final time in the regular season.
The Rangers are third in the Metropolitan Division (41-19-5, 87 points), while the Red Wings are fifth in the Atlantic Division (26-31-8, 60 points).
These teams have been playing at a good level this season, so this will be an entertaining matchup. Let’s take a deeper dive into New York and Detroit to determine where we should be placing our wagers.
Match Preview: New York Rangers at Detroit Red Wings March 30th
The Rangers are scoring decently well this season as they are averaging 2.98 goals on 28.8 shot attempts this season. Left winger Artemi Panarin has been doing extremely well this season as he is fourth in the league in assists and 15th in the NHL in points as he is scoring 74 points (16 goals, 58 assists) and scored three points in his last five games.
As a team, they are giving up 2.55 goals on 32 shots so far. Goaltender Igor Shesterkin is doing extremely well as he is 31-9-3 with 2.11 goals allowed per game and a .936 save percentage right now.
Center Dylan Larkin has been doing pretty well this season as he is tied for 53rd in the league in assists, tied for 38th in points, and tied for 26th in goals as he has produced 61 points (27 goals, 34 assists) while adding three points in his last three games. Detroit is scoring 2.83 goals on 29.6 shot attempts up to this point.
Goalie Alex Nedeljkovic has struggled inside of the net this year as he has a 17-19-7 record with a .905 save percentage and 3.15 goals allowed per game. The defense is struggling as well, as they are allowing 3.69 goals on 33.4 shot attempts per game this season.
New York Rangers at Detroit Red Wings Betting Prediction
These teams are at two different levels this season and should be showing that here. One of the biggest differences is on the power play as New York is scoring on 26.6 percent of power plays while Detroit is scoring on 17.3 percent of them.
The Rangers are 33-32 against the spread this season, while the Red Wings are currently 27-38. All signs are pointing towards the New York Rangers being able to cover the puck line on the road.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.